(Reuters) - A writer of fantasy books set in swamps of Florida and a primary care doctor in New Jersey are among 24 of America's most creative and original thinkers who will each get $625,000 "genius" grants this year, a U.S. non-profit said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Americans will pay an average premium of $328 monthly for a mid-tier health insurance plan when the Obamacare health exchanges open for enrollment next week, and most will qualify for government subsidies to lower that price, the Obama administration said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) -- Doug Fister worked 6 1/3 strong innings and Austin Jackson capped a four-run rally with a two-run homer as visiting Detroit clinched a postseason berth and cut its magic number for clinching the American League Central to one. Victor Martinez and Omar Infante each added a solo blast for the Tigers, who snapped a two-game slide. Detroit needs one win or a loss by the Cleveland Indians to lock up its third straight Central crown. Ryan Doumit homered among two hits and scored twice as Minnesota fell for the 15th time in its last 20 games.
(Reuters) -- The Week 4 schedule appeared to be really weak going into Saturday’s action and the results certainly proved that to be true. It was blowout Saturday for many Big Ten teams. Ohio State thoroughly dominated overmatched FCS Florida A&M, Iowa rather surprisingly waxed Western Michigan, Wisconsin handled Purdue, Nebraska took care of business against FCS South Dakota State, Penn State shut out Kent State and Minnesota looked good against San Jose State. That’s not to say everything was rosy.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's president said on Tuesday that his forces had "defeated" Islamists from Somalia's al Shabaab, had shot five of them dead and detained 11 others suspected of killing 67 people after storming a Nairobi shopping mall.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. home prices slowed their rate of gains in July and a dip in consumer confidence this month underscored the potential for higher borrowing costs and a sluggish economy to dent a housing market recovery. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, a little slower than the 0.8 percent gain economists in a Reuters poll had expected and the 0.9 percent increase logged in June.
There is life left in the Cleveland Browns after all and the Minnesota Vikings found out the hard way. The Browns heard all week talk of tanking, throwing in the towel and have nothing for which to play for, notions they shot down in a four-quarter tug of war with the Vikings. “It went in one ear and out the other,” Browns linebacker Craig Robertson said of the white-flag talk. “You have to be professional about it.” Next Sunday: Minnesota vs.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages on Monday, the third day since Somalia's al Shabaab launched a raid that has killed at least 62 people.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's interior minister said gunmen holed up inside a Nairobi shopping mall had caused a plume of smoke by setting mattresses alight in a supermarket as a decoy, and said two of the "terrorists" had been killed on Monday. "We don't want to give you a definitive position on when we think the process will come to an end, but we are doing anything reasonably possible, cautiously though, to bring this process to an end," Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku told a news conference. The minister also said all the militants wer
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in their first three days on the market, the most successful iPhone launch ever. Apple shares rose more than 5 percent to $493.47 in early trading on Monday following the news. Demand for the iPhone 5s has exceeded initial supplies, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks, the company said in a statement. "It's a great number," said Colin Gillis, an analyst with BGC Partners.